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André van Lankveld

André van Lankveld is technical sales and business development manager at Provimi. BSc; Swine Technical Manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Austria,



A guide to successful sow feeding systems for group housing

Tailoring a sow’s diet and choosing the right feeding system could help avoid a drop in performance.
Legislation specifying group housing of pregnant sows comes into law in the European Union on January 1, 2013 and may follow in other regions, which forces pig producers to review their management methods. This should include a re-evaluation of the sow feeding system, because they can play a huge role in overcoming some of the problems that could arise in group-housed sows.
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